DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints community raised a total of $10,614 for families with children going through cancer treatment, on October, 19th. The Fighting Saints participated in a Childhood Cancer Awareness Night sponsored by Paramount Ambulance with the proceeds going to a local non-profit Compass to Care. The night carried a Harry Potter theme and the team wore custom Harry Potter jerseys against the Youngstown Phantoms.
"We at Compass to Care are so humbled at the outpouring of support by the Saints community and Paramount Ambulance. We can't thank you enough for joining us in our mission to help kids travel to cancer treatment,” said Christine Rapp, Program Director at Compass to Care.
After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off with proceeds going to Compass to Care, an organization devoted to providing travel costs to families affected by childhood cancer. Each player’s jersey along with the Fighting Saints’ mascot, Bernie, was auctioned off after the game. In total the auction raised $9,663 for Compass to Care. Willie Knierim’s #27 jersey was the highest auctioned item of the night, going for a whopping $1,000.
“The [Fighting] Saints supporting Compass to Care is paramount,” said Service Director at Paramount Ambulance Marvin Ney.”
The Fighting Saints hosted nearly 2,000 fans during their Childhood Cancer Awareness Night at the Mystique Community Ice Center. Not only did the fans provide a great environment, but without their generosity and support the Fighting Saints wouldn’t have been able to reach the incredible total of over $10,000.
Along with the money raised by the jersey auction, the 50/50 raffle that night was also donated to Compass to Care, adding an additional $951 to the total. Earlier today, the Fighting Saints presented a check for $10,614 to Compass to Care.